Here are some simple loops and jams that I've done just as tone
samples for my various gear. Just foolin' around.
Click and listen:
Body and Soul
A multi-tracked duet of my 2011 Trenier Excel, recorded with an
AKG C414 over the bridge and a C391 over the end of the
fingerboard. Accompaniment and melody lines mixed with only
compression. Recorded February 2nd
My Funny Valentine
(5,800KB) Same setup as above, but with the mic positions
swapped. You must know by now, I really like acoustic archtops!
Recorded February 5nd
There Is No
DIY Tweed Deluxe and Fender 2001
AV '62 Stratocaster
(954KB) This was recorded direct to my
HDR. I added a touch of room reverb in the mix, then just
normalized the volume in mastering. Recorded May 12th
contrast to the above, this time I plugged the jazzbox into my
Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue. I used the normal channel, with
treble set to 6 ½ and bass to 4. It is mic'd with
an SM57, and the reverb was added in the mix. Recorded May 12th
'65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue and
Fender Custom Shop '60 Stratocaster Relic
(1,800KB) Just the neck pickup of the
Strat, using the bright channel of the Deluxe. The amp volume is
at 5 ½ and the tone at 6 ½. The guitar volume is
low, probably 5-6. You can play jazz on a Strat. The recording
was done with an SM57 microphone right in front of the
speaker, into my Yamaha AW4416. I added the little reverb during
mixing / mastering. Recorded July 4th
setup as above.
the middle plus neck pickup, and the amp tone up a little to 7
½ for a bit more zing.
Rock Me Baby
Channels are jumpered together for a bit more gain, normal
channel set to 5, bright channel to 4. Middle pickup on the
Strat. OK, I wish I was better and I had more range of tones,
but this is me. Same mic placement as above.
'57 Twin RI and Fender Japan '62
(1,100KB) I frequently hear that the DRRI is "too bright" or
that the old stock Eminence speakers are terrible and
must be replaced immediately. Well here's my 1999 DRRI, stock
Eminence speaker and all. This clip is the Normal channel, with
volume at five, treble at five, and bass at five. The Strat is
on the middle pick-up. I like how you can clearly hear the amp
breakup on this one. The recording was done
with an SM57 microphone right in front of the speaker, into
my Yamaha AW4416, with no effects. Recorded Saturday afternon,
April 15, 2006.
(1,700KB) A beautiful melody written by John Coltrane. I didn't
change the amp settings from the first clip, just moved the
pickup switch to neck plus middle. Recorded April 15,
(654KB) This is still the Normal
channel, with the volume at five, treble at four and a
half, and bass at five. The Strat is using the neck
PU. Recorded April 15, 2006.
(614KB) This is the Vibrato channel, the same settings as
Walkin' but with the vibratro / tremolo on. This is the
bridge PU, and this is one way to use it, not just with OD.
Recorded April 15, 2006.
I Could Write
(590KB) The DRRI can do jazz tones too, even with a
Strat. Vibrato channel, volume at five, treble at three, bass at
five, neck PU. Recorded April 15, 2006.
Japan '62 RI Stratocaster plugged into my Fender '57 Low Power
Twin Reissue. The Twin tone knobs are set to treble=12, bass=12,
and presence=12, that is, all maxed. In this position you get a
great "mid-cut" tone that I don't get on any other amp. Amp volume
is set to around 4, but the guitar volume is lower, around 5-6.
The rhythm part uses the mid+neck PU setting, and is repeating on
my Echoplex Pro. The first chorus keeps the same setting for lead,
then I go to the neck only and roll off the treble with the guitar
tone, then I punch in the Boss BD-2 overdrive. Recorded with a
close SM57, and mastered to mono, no reverb or anything. Recorded
November 26, 2005.
(1,500KB) Same Strat and Twin as
above. Recorded November 26, 2005.
(1,300KB) Same Strat and Twin, but with
treble, bass, and presence set to 6. Strat set on mid pickup.
Where the previous settings are clean and airy, with lots of
quack, this one is punchy and direct. Recorded November 26, 2005.
(1,400KB) Same Strat and Twin, again, with
controls all set back to 12. I'm not tired of it yet! This is a
shameless rip-off of one of my favorite composers, Phillip Glass.
I moved the mic a bit from the above recording and I think it
captures the amp just a bit better. Recorded December 4, 2005.